Ayres, Gerald Francis, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1585A-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Service Years
1950 - 1972
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Home State
Delaware
Delaware
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
New Castle

Casualty Date
Jun 18, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 044

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 1971-1972, AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II
From Year
1971
To Year
1972
   
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 AC-130H/U Spectre/Spooky II Details
 


Aircraft/Missile Information
Model Lockheed AC-130H Spectre
Length 97.77 ft | 29.80 m
Width 132.55 ft | 40.40 m
Height 38.39 ft | 11.70 m
Engine(s) 4 x Rolls-Royce Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines generating 4,910hp each.
Empty Weight 72,891 lbs | 33,063 kg
MTOW 155,003 lbs | 70,308 kg
Max Speed 300 mph | 482 km/h | 260 kts
Max Range 2,200 miles | 3,540 km
Ceiling 24,856 ft | 7,576 m | 4.7 miles
Climb Rate Not Available
Hardpoints 0
Armament AC-130H Spectre armament:

2 x 20mm cannons
1 x 40mm cannon
1 x 105mm cannon

AC-130U Spooky armament:

1 x 25mm gun
1 x 40mm cannon
1 x 105mm cannon
Accommodations AC-130H: 8 / AC-130U: 13


Major Variants

* C-130 - Base transport model
* AC-130H - Callsign of 'Spectre'; 8 crewmen; Dual 20mm Vulcan, 40mm and 105mm cannons.
* AC-130U - Callsign of 'Spooky'; 13 crewmen; Varying avionics and sub-systems; Third generation AC-130 gunship variant; Addition of 25mm gun to 40mm and 105mm standard armament.

   
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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2009
   
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